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Scott Monument

Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
+44 131 529 4068
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A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (114 reviews)
“princes street” (153 reviews)
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Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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+44 131 529 4068
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"worth the climb"
in 114 reviews
"princes street"
in 153 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 25 reviews
"tight squeeze"
in 52 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 22 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 36 reviews
"coming down"
in 32 reviews
"different levels"
in 40 reviews
"small museum"
in 20 reviews
"christmas market"
in 22 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 28 reviews
"great views of edinburgh"
in 22 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 20 reviews
"calton hill"
in 33 reviews
"sunny day"
in 21 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 35 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 37 reviews
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Reviewed today

Right in the middle of the city, you will see this amazing structure!!! I wouldn't recommend a climb though, as the view from Calton hill is better (and free!!!). A great place to click good photos, with the castle as backdrop.

Thank Soham S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even without going inside up in the monument, there is a great view of the gardens and Castle at the base. The structure itself is also a sight to behold with its intricate carvings and coal-stained limestone. You are bound to walk by this masterpiece...More

Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tight schedule so entry to this monument was not on the list. But that did not stop us enjoying the monument as it was supposed to be seen. In the range of Scottish weather over our three days we saw the...More

Thank MiDiFr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends and I visited the Monument in the evening in June. There were only a few others there at that time. There is a small entryway where you pay the fee to climb the stairs.The staircase is narrow and spiral. If you are claustrophobic, I...More

Thank vkbudd
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument itself is beautiful to look at, and the gardens around are great to admire the sprawl of the city from. It can be a little overcrowded on a sunny day, and if you don’t like birds, I wouldn’t advise it as the pigeons...More

Thank FlameOfFrost
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the monument the day of the Edinburgh Marathon. It was a drizzly and low cloud day, which gave the monument a much more mysterious feel. We had seen it before from the battlements of Edinburgh Castle on a blue sky day. From...More

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular views of Edinburgh from the top of the monument. From the top, have a 360 degree view that is open-air, so no having to take pictures through dirty windows with lots of reflections. This is the best view of Edinburgh as it is centrally...More

1  Thank vacationmanic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awe inspiring monument that sort of defines the skyline of Edinburgh. I think the evil spaceships in the sci-fi movies are based on the design this monument.

Thank akhilesh d
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice views, but a short experience. Up and down the steps was fun, and the view was pretty good, but it was too much for such a short time in here.

Thank woodydog666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful structure looms over the city and is visible from a number of different places. The Prince's street gardens provide beautiful foliage for framing up a picture of this unique monument.

Thank Deb M
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meghan988
16 April 2018|
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Response from elinb18 | Reviewed this property |
Depends how long it take you to climb up and down the stairs but there is spectacular views from the top if you go on and good day and may wish to take pictures
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Kiki T
19 November 2017|
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Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for getting back to me. Apologies for delay. I have asked people in my group and have thought about it too, but unfortunately it doesn't ring any bells sorry. Hope you find it
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Lorraine S
24 October 2017|
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Response from frank1e | Reviewed this property |
hi entrance is £5 see info below. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the... More
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